Clifford Chance has created a U.K. head of inclusion role, as the industry seeks to improve its standing in many areas of diversity and inclusion.
The law firm has appointed Nina Goswami to the new position. She joins from the BBC, where alongside her role as a senior producer and output editor, she was lead of the broadcasting giant’s Creative Diversity unit, and also spearheaded the 50:50 equality project, according to her LinkedIn profile.
In a Linkedin post about her new role, Goswami wrote: “Like many sectors, law does not reflect the society it serves – whether that’s within the firms, chambers or the courts.
“However, I know there are many brilliant people trying to address this. With more diversity of thought across the legal sector we will be able to change the societal construct we all live in to serve us all.”
Goswami will be working closely alongside the firm’s global director of inclusion, Tiernan Brady, according to a person at the firm. Brady, a prolific campaigner for LGBT+ rights and leading voice in the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia and Ireland, has been in his role since 2019. The new position also follows the recent creation of the global head of wellbeing and employee experience role, which Charles Alberts was appointed to earlier this year.